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- adv. In a contumacious manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obstinately; stubbornly; perversely; in disobedience of orders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a rebellious manner
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Here, we're spoonfed a story so contumaciously forceful and unbelievable involving Josie, a second gun, and the boy she loved.
The secretary, and maybe acting contumaciously, believes that unimportant text messaging is rampant in the country and the people should pay taxes for wasting time, energy and money.
Heresy could probably still do a service as a technical term for when you defend contumaciously a view found from scripture to be callously unorthodox, rather than just holding an unorthodox opinion.
I had tumbled into, and all the injuries I had done myself, and all the times she had wished me in my grave, and I had contumaciously refused to go there.
A fourth man had, thereupon, put his hat on his head, and had declared contumaciously that the “assertion was not true”.
Having so declared he had contumaciously stalked out of the room, and had banged the door after him — very contumaciously indeed.
The lieutenant contumaciously refusing to comply with this intimation, was in the morning, while he amused himself in walking upon the Bare, suddenly surrounded by the constables of the court, who took him and his adherent prisoners, before they were aware, and delivered them into the hands of the turnkeys, by whom they were immediately dismissed, and their baggage conveyed to the side of the ditch.
In any case, however, where it shall be found contumaciously slighting credibility, and refusing to be reduced to anything like probable fact, we shall beg that we may meet with candid readers, and such as will receive with indulgence the stories of antiquity.
Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.
Now, so far was this authority of the royal race from having fallen into decay, that Herod, having been cited before it, with difficulty escaped capital punishment, because he contumaciously withdrew from it.